Essay on Cause And Effect Of Smoking

769 Words Oct 9th, 2015 4 Pages
A very knowledgeable individual once said, “When you light a cigarette, your life burns with it” and in my opinion, no truer words were ever uttered. Smoking cigarettes disturb, destroy, crush and cripple every organ and system in the body. Furthermore, it negatively alters an individual’s physical appearance, reduces his or her lifespan, and causes and leaves the body susceptible to, a plethora of diseases. When conducting a physical or head to toe assessment on Mr. T the nurse can expect his hair to possess an odor of cigarette smoke and to be brittle, thin, and gray. “Smokers tend have brittle hair and are more likely to go bald and grey than others. Chemicals from tobacco gather in the hair and cause hairs to break off” (Hodgekiss, 2013). It is also possible that Mr. T may have impairments in regards to his hearing, and a cloudy appearance in lenses of the eye. Smoking reduces the oxygen supply to the cochlea resulting in permanent damage and causes mild to moderate hearing loss. Furthermore, it can be expected that the skin under Mr.T’s eyes will be baggy, his skin will be loose, and may contain deep pre-mature wrinkles. “Cigarettes can cause the skin to be dry and lose elasticity, leading to wrinkles and adding years to the face” (Health Effects).
Mr. T’s mouth is expected to have a foul odor, inflammation of the gums and hard palate, black hairy-like tongue, and teeth discoloration and decay. Smoking reduces the oxygen supply to the cochlea resulting in permanent…

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